Updated 12/1/2020: Give the gift of Membership at the Albany Institute this holiday season. Members receive free admission at the museum for one year. At the Supporter-level and higher ($150), receive free admission to over 1,000 museums around the country through the North American Reciprocal Museum program. This holiday season, give a Supporter-level Membership and receive a free tote bag! Cut-off for holiday shipping is Monday, December 21.
Our distinguished exhibitions, educational programs, and wide variety of membership benefits captivate history and art lovers of all ages.
Purchasing a gift membership is the best, most economical way to enjoy all that the Albany Institute of History & Art has to offer. In addition to free general admission all year, gift memberships include discounts on programming, invitations to special members-only events (including exhibition previews, lectures, education programs, and shop sales), reciprocal benefits at other New York state museums, and more!
Our members play a vital role in bringing critical education programs to regional schools, provide outstanding exhibits and programming for the Capital Region, and help to sustain the museum’s vital mission. Explore our Membership Levels and give the gift of membership today.
Annual basic benefits for one student or teacher. Your membership will be activated upon our receipt of a copy of your school identification badge or other proof of school district employment.